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Ericsson to expand maritime services with partnerships

Ericsson has agreed two new maritime technology partnerships, announcing that it will work with both SpeedCast and Pole Star on separate projects to expand its offering for the shipping sector.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The deal with Speedcast will see Ericsson leverage the satcom provider’s global network and communication services to support its customers, as part of its end-to-end managed solutions for the shipping, port and terminal markets.

This will include the provision of technologies that can be used to create ‘connected vessel’ packages with the aim of driving efficiencies across fleets, backed up by the two companies’ engineering, technical and managerial resources.

“Speedcast provides us a flexible business model that fits our needs,” said John Taxgaard, head of maritime, Ericsson.

“The possibility of joining their connectivity platform and the resulting availability is a great fit for our managed services solutions. We are very pleased to have Speedcast as our partner and we foresee huge benefits and successful implementations for both sides.”

The deal with Pole Star meanwhile will also see the companies partner to develop and deliver new products, this time focusing on fleet safety and security, as well as environmental, and compliance-based business applications.

The new partners expect that by combining the innovation efforts of both companies they will be able to accelerate the development of new platforms and services to monitor and manage maritime assets worldwide.

“Ericsson is excited to partner with Pole Star as we continue to offer innovative solutions and services for the maritime sector,” said Mr Taxgaard.

“Our two companies share the same vision for the use of regulatory information and how this might be developed and leveraged by other industries.”

“Initially, our partnership will focus on joint development and commercialisation. For Ericsson, this partnership also underpins the strategy we have developed over the past several years, and it is a key move forward in our own digital transformation.”{/mprestriction}

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